Peter Hearn is the former Global Chairman of Willis Re, the reinsurance unit of Willis Group Holdings. Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world.
Mr. Hearn joined Willis as a Senior Vice President in January, 1994 to establish and manage the Philadelphia office. He was appointed Eastern Region Manager in October 1994, and Executive Vice President in 1997. In 1999 Mr. Hearn was appointed one of three global/national production leaders, and in 2000 was assigned overall responsibility for directing new business production efforts for global, national and regional property/casualty business. Mr. Hearn was promoted to President in January, 2002. He served as Chief Executive Officer from 2006-2011.
Mr. Hearn first entered the reinsurance business in 1978 with the North American Reinsurance Division of Willis Faber & Dumas in London. He returned to the United States in 1981 and joined Towers Perrin Reinsurance in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Willis, Mr. Hearn served as Vice President and Principal of Towers Perrin.
Mr. Hearn holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Lake Forest College.